Romanian firefighters in Greece protect Profitis Ilias Monastery in Vilia

The Romanian military firefighters currently on mission in Greece have ensured, throughout Tuesday, until the early hours of Wednesday, protection against the wildfires for the Profitis Ilias Monastery in the area of Vilia. They deployed to the area with a fire engine, a cistern, an offroad vehicle, an utility terrain vehicle (UTV), and a drone.

SIIJ hasn't met deadline set by High Court for solving Kovesi case

The Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ) did not meet the deadline set by the Supreme Court, respectively April 1, for solving the case in which former chief of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi is being investigated for abuse of office, bribery and false testimony over the extradition to Romania of former director of the bankrupt National Inv

PM Citu urges investment resources to avoid tragedies such as fire at Matei Bals hospital

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Friday that the shortcomings of the Romanian healthcare system were also reflected in the case of the recent fire tragedy at the Matei Bals hospital, emphasising that there is a need to allocate as many resources as possible for investment. "The shortcomings of the Romanian healthcare system have made their presence felt even today (...) in this tragedy.

Acting IntMin Fifor urges August 10 street protesters to protest peacefully, legally

Acting Interior Minister Mihai Fifor on Thursday resumed his call to the participants in the street rallies scheduled for August 10 to protest peacefully and legally, adding hat the new commander of the Gendarmerie, General Constantin Florea, will handle the events in a "fair, transparent and legal way." "I would like to resume the call I made these days and to urge all those who will participa

PM Dancila fires EduMin Andronescu, recommends interim replacement

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Friday announced having dismissed Ecaterina Andronescu from the position of Education Minister for the latter's "profoundly wrong" statements made recently on a television show. In a Facebook post, Dancila said she will recommend Culture Minister Valer-Daniel Breaz to take over as interim Education Minister.

Pope in Romania/ A symbolic watch, an album about Roman-Catholic Church in Romania offered by PM Dancila to Pope Francis

A symbolic watch and an album about the Roman-Catholic Church in Romania are the gifts the Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila offered on Friday to Pope Francis on her private audience. According to a gov't information, the watch is manufactured by a Romanian, having Saint Francis of Assisi on its dial, inspired by a Giotto fresco.

EP's Tajani says asked Romanian gov't to continue enhancement of rule of law, anti-corruption fight

AGERPRES special correspondent Daniel Florea reports: The European Parliament's President Antonio Tajani on Tuesday said that he asked the Romanian government to continue the enhancement of the rule of law and the anti-corruption fight.

(Correspondence) PMs Ponta and Leanca place cornerstone of new theatre building of Cahul

AGERPRES special correspondent Daniel Florea reports: Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his Moldovan counterpart Iurie Leanca on Friday participated in the signing of the memorandum on Romania's Government funding the construction of the new building of the theatre of Cahul.